Raising bilingual kids can be tough

It’s Nia Yasher’s third go round at raising a bilingual child and this time she’s sending her daughter to a Spanish-language school. Yasher, a Cuban-American insurance agent who grew up speaking Spanish in her home, has two older daughters who aren’t fluent in both languages.

“Teaching our kids Spanish is hard for my generation,” Yasher says.

When parents set out to pass two languages on to their children, many find it more difficult than they had assumed. Today, working parents who grew up speaking Spanish, Creole, Portuguese, Hebrew and other languages have so much else on their plates that raising a bilingual child often becomes complicated, overwhelming and the chore on their to-do list that they let slide.  To read the full story click here.